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our democracy survived yesterday TG - I did not binge

Thursday, January 07, 2021

good morning - I saw on TV and saw my beloved country being defiled on national TV. I was very upset. My son - a VET who was disabled from Iraq was so mortified. He was so upset - what this does to our troops? We are loyal to our country. He says it really puts a stake in our missions overseas. Troops need a sane commander in Chief. He said that our commander in chief needs to be removed. This was an attempted coup. Any military person would be taken out. I am ashamed of our junior senator of Texas. emoticon I was so upset that I wanted to binge. I have not had these feelings for absolutely months even during all these days of the COVID isolation. I want to state I CHOSE not to OVEREAT and break my program. I CHOSE to eat my food plan. I CHOSE to feel the pain and anxiety of what happened yesterday. this is a lesson. You can be sad but you do not need to go to food. No need to binge. I want you all to know I am committed to my program. I will not OVEREAT. I love my country. I never thought in my lifetime this all would happen. I am so glad that we will get a new commander in chief VERY SOON!! emoticon WORDS MATTER to everyone and our children. have a good day! Be safe!!
Amazing a Pandemic, a potential coup, and a delusional president - Stay safe!
The more I travel to other countries the more I love coming home to my beloved country. emoticon Stay Safe.

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  • TRAVELGAL417
    My reply to Berry4:
    7:16 AM 1/8/2021 good morning - you sound very angry. I am also. I am not ready to throw the baby out with the bathwater. I have traveled around the world since I have been 19 years old. I am in my 60's now. Our country has problems no doubt. I have been very frustrated at times, but I love my country. I have asked my DH - would you ever want to live anywhere else. We say no. My son is a VET - disabled from Iraq ( I did not want him to join the Army b/c I did not believe in that war). He joins and is paralyzed now with severe PTSD and panic attacks. I still love my country. Can it be improved YES? We have to use our vote and work the system to change. It is can be slow. I do believe in socialism in areas - health care and social security- daycare like in WWII so moms/dads can work. and know their child is safe- junior colleges - technical colleges - free - also work program to work off college debt. What I want is jobs in manufacturing - my dad provided for a family of 5. I had the foresight in my younger years to get into an industry that has made my senior years better so we can travel. I planned that way. I knew as a child that I was going to change my future and I did. This country allowed me to do this. In many of the countries of the world, my present life would not be possible. I always say to people- travel and see the difference. This president will be gone and it has been very painful to see our country and democracy so damaged. When I saw the Russian ambassador and Foreign Secretary in a photo with Trump in our President's Oval office- I knew this guy was no president that I knew. He was a reality TV person. Showtime - has a series Our clown president that is what I call him. I am angry that the GOP knew what he is like and supported all these crazy things. I was very upset about the 500+ children taken on the border from their mothers. My daughter went there to volunteer. I have worked food lines to give people food during this pandemic. I believe in Science - this president did NOTHING. 400,000 of our citizens are dead. Am I angry - I could go on and on. But I still love this country b/c I have talked to people in other countries and seen what a different kind of government can do to destroy a people. When we travel - we get to know local people - volunteer to build a school or a project a community needs. My daughter belongs to Engineers without borders - she has put in clean water systems in Central America. I hear your anger. Nancy
    163 days ago
  • BERRY4
    From my viewpoint, our Republic DIED yesterday. There is NO democracy. -- When lying, cheating, stealing and corruption is the "name of the game", sign me out! We are becoming a socialistic, third-world country. There is no more personal freedom. The constitution has been ignored. We have no vote. (Nothing a machine can't "flip" however it is suited!) No voice. Nothing that resembles a "united" state of America under God. That is GONE. Judgment is coming.

    #NotMyPresident -- If a position is taken by means of profound evidence of STEALING, then it does NOT belong to the person who STOLE it.
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    163 days ago
  • -JAMES-
    Great on not binging.

    I agree, that was a riotous mob going after the centre of your democracy, trying to stop the certification of your election. What I saw in the pictures where American flags, southern confederate flags, Maga gear, and Trump flags, no doubt where their loyalties were.
    164 days ago
  • IAMTHEELLIE
    It's great that you avoided the urge to overeat, even though yesterday's events were crazy and horrible!
    164 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Same position. DS is an Afghanistan vet and was unspeakably mad. **SIGH** I am glad that our capitol was taken back, but @ what cost . . . 4 people died. Just senseless, sad, angering.

    be safe, be well.
    164 days ago
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